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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our members’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
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We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose on-line. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing on-line over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.
Please be aware that our site may link to other web sites which may be accessed through our site. We are not responsible for the use of any personal information that you give directly to or are collected via such third party sites. You should read the respective data policies or procedures of these linked websites to find out how they use your information.
Under the Data Protection Act, and for a nominal fee, you have a general right of access to the personal data we hold and which relates to you. You may obtain a copy of the data held, by writing to the Society at 4 Market Square, Stafford ST16 2JH.
For further information and an access request form click here.
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